What Shoes to Wear With a Denim Skirt

Denim skirts can be worn with nearly any type of shoe.

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You can wear a denim skirt with nearly any type of shoe. It just depends on the length of the skirt and on what look you're going for. Different combinations of shoes, accessories and tops are just about limitless when it comes to wearing denim skirts. Denim goes with nearly anything. Be adventurous. What do you want to wear with that denim skirt? Don't be afraid to experiment with color and shape. It's a basic item of clothing that goes with most anything if coordinated well.

Micro Mini

If, say, you're wearing a micro mini denim skirt to the beach, it makes sense to wear flat sandals, flip flops or even slip-on sneakers for comfort. A "Marie Claire" feature recommends that when micro mini skirts and bare legs are in season, you can balance the bare legs with graphic shoes and big bags. The shoes can be flats, sandals, wedge sandals... whichever you prefer and feel comfortable wearing. Don't be afraid to play with color when it comes to shoes, especially with bare legs in warm weather months.

Mini Skirt

A mini denim skirt with some funky or colorful tights looks great. Add a pair of flats, flat boots or scrunchy boots to compete the look. Check out the sixth photo of the "Redbook" reference -- the model is shown pairing a similar look with a long wrap sweater, another great look for now. Mid-calf or just below the knee, boots are most flattering with a mini skirt as the look elongates your legs. In warmer weather, some women choose to wear minis with bare legs and cowboy boots, but you also have similar options to the micro mini examples - wedges to dress it up a little, flat strappy sandals for a casual look, or just a nice pair of thongs.

Long Ankle-Length

A long ankle-length denim skirt can be quite flattering if worn with the right accessories. For instance, a fitted top or a T-shirt and a belt balance the width of the skirt. It is recommended that, unless you are quite tall, that you don't wear flats with a skirt of this length. Because it is so long, shoes with some height -- wedges, high wedged boots, high-heeled boots -- will keep you from looking frumpy and overwhelmed by the volume of the skirt and, instead, leave you looking taller and more put-together.

Full Skirts

Full denim skirts are also flattering because they emphasize your figure, especially if worn with a fitted top. A feature in "Lucky" magazine suggests wearing flat, slouchy boots with a flared A-line skirt, whether with tights or bare legs, for a cute and quirky look. Stacey London, co-host of TLC's "What Not to Wear," suggests that while full skirts can be flattering to a woman's figure, you want to create long lines to elongate your body. Shoes that are suited for this include pointed toe flats, kitten heels or a tight-fitting boot. Stay away from strappy sandals that will only shorten the look of your legs.

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